Wood / Slats

森 / スラット

Wood / Slats

Hayama-machi, Miura-gun, Kanagawa, Japan
Guest house

A project to blend a residence into a small forest in Hayama. Adjustable vertical louvers. The dimension of each louver is 25x50x75 mm, and made of cedar timber. This vertical louvers are not considered as a outer skin of the building, but an interface between surrounding rich trees=environment and the architecture.

A set of 4 filters – louvers, glass, shoji (paper sliding screen) and fusuma (paper sliding door) – controls a multitude of relationships between the forest and the house.

GA Japan 38
Shinkenchiku 1999.5
JutakuKenchiku 2001.12
Casabella 76 2000